Addictively cheesy broccoli quinoa bites for any occasion – they are a super healthy snack!

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These portable broccoli quinoa bites are a great option to choose instead of sugary energy bars or processed snacks, especially if you’re the type of person who gets hungry between meals. It’s a good recipe for kids as well, because they’re fun to make, fit easily into a lunch box, or can be served as a healthy after-school snack.

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You can customize the quinoa cups to use up whatever vegetables you have on hand – try adding carrots, cauliflower, zucchini, diced red pepper or onions… the possibilities are endless!

Leftovers can be frozen so you always have a healthy snack or breakfast option when you’re short on time or don’t feel like cooking, and they’re also great to pack for road trips. After my parents visited me this summer and were driving back to Texas, I made a batch for them to take in the car as an easy-to-eat and healthier alternative to fast food.

(Be sure to check out the video above, to watch these quinoa bites being made!)

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While I’ve seen many ideas floating around Pinterest for quinoa bites, they always have eggs as one of the main ingredients. These broccoli cheddar bites are completely egg-free!

Vegan cheddar works to keep them vegan (that’s actually vegan cheddar in the picture), and nutritional yeast also works in the recipe if you’d prefer not to use any cheese at all. If you make them, be sure to rate the recipe in the comments below or tag me on facebook or instagram @chocolatecoveredkatie so I can see and like your pictures!

Addictive & cheesy broccoli quinoa bites that are a super healthy snack for both kids and adults.

Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Bites To-Go

Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Bites

Total Time:
1h
20m
Yield:
8 large or 16 mini quinoa cups


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa (80g)
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped broccoli
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup cheese shreds, such as daiya vegan, or nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • salt + pepper

Instructions

*I’ve made the recipe both as mini cups and muffin-sized cups. While both ways work, the mini bites firm up more quickly and are much easier to remove if you want to eat them the day they are made. The muffin-sized cups will peel off easily from the liners if you let them sit overnight in the fridge and reheat before eating.

Line a muffin tin or grease a mini muffin tin very well. Set aside. Bring water to a boil. Add quinoa and salt, cover, and lower to a simmer. Simmer (covered) 35 minutes, then turn off heat and check on it. If quinoa is not yet light and fluffy, put the lid back on and let it sit without heat on for an additional 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 F. Stir all remaining ingredients into quinoa, and add salt and pepper to taste. (I like to add another 1/4 tsp salt.) Portion into the muffin tin, smoothing the tops. Bake on the center rack 22 minutes, then—never opening the oven door (important)—turn off the heat and let sit in the closed oven an additional 5 minutes. Let cool completely before going around the sides with a knife and removing from the muffin tin. Leftovers can be covered and refrigerated or even frozen for another day.

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